Meet the Team

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James Paschal, DDS

Growing up in Southern California, James Paschal, like many teens before him, found himself wearing braces. The experience was something that he enjoyed, and it sparked his interest in becoming a dentist. After receiving a Masters of Public Health degree from Loma Linda University in 1978, he went back to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1982. Dr. Paschal, his wife Melissa, and his two children Dave and Nicole, have since made Reno their home.

As a family dentist, Dr. Paschal is focused on providing the same level of care that he would for his own family. He even went on to complete a mini-residency in orthodontics from the Mid-America Orthodontic Society. He is also an Invisalign Certified Provider, and has been working with Invisalign braces for over 15 years. Dr. Paschal also holds a certificate in laser operation by the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

His professional memberships include:

  • The International Association for Orthodontics
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Nevada Dental Association
  • The Northern Nevada Dental Society

Each year, he and his office work staff with the Northern Nevada Dental Society to provide dental care for school children in Reno who may have limited access to oral health care.

In his free time, he enjoys skiing, scuba diving, and kayaking. He also plays duplicate bridge twice a week!

Our Office Staff


Years in Dentistry: Since 2010
Education: Reno High School
Favorite Part of My Job: Meeting all the patients that come into the office and learning their stories. I take pride in giving each patient the best experience when they come in.
Hobbies/ Pastimes: Being a mom of 3 I rarely have any free time, but when I do, I enjoy quiet time, painting, puzzles, and being outdoors with family and friends.
Other: I was born and raised in Reno, NV, I don't see myself living anywhere else. I have been blessed with 3 kiddos, 2 boys and my little princess who all keep me busy and on my toes.

Maggie - Dental Assistant

Years in Dentistry: Since 1999
Education: Clover Park Technical College Dental Assisting Class of ’99, State if California Registered Dental Assistant 2015
Favorite Part of My Job: I love my wonderful coworkers who make every day fun! I appreciate the opportunity to meet and care for my patient’s unique dental needs.
Hobbies/ Pastimes: I am the lucky mom of a beautiful little boy. When I’m not busy building LEGOs or playing Transformers, I love to read and hike. I am an avid runner and enjoy participating in races of many distances.
Other: I was born and raised south of Seattle, WA. I met my husband in high school and 20 years later we married and relocated to Northern CA. We decided to settle down in Reno in 2018. I love my Reno community! I feel lucky to raise my son here, and call this my home.

Kyle - Dental Assistant

Years in Dentistry: Since 2012
Education: Shasta-Trinity ROP- Dental Assisting
Favorite Part of My Job: I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. Getting to know them and hearing their stories. I enjoy making them feel as comfortable as possible. I take pride in providing the best quality of care and the best patient experience.
Hobbies/ Pastimes: I enjoy being outdoors, camping in the summer, snowboarding in the winter, and skateboarding in between.
Other: I was born in Nevada but raised in California. I made the decision to come back to my roots and moved to Reno, NV, in 2014.

Nadia - Dental Assistant

Years in Dentistry: Since 2015
Education: TMCC
Favorite Part of My Job: Interacting with different people, being able to help and educate patients. It also helps to have awesome co-workers that make my job fun!
Hobbies/ Pastimes: I enjoy playing soccer, hiking, camping, and traveling. I also love being a photographer!
Other: I was born in California and moved to Reno when I was 4 yrs old. I plan on becoming a dental hygienist one day.

Mary - Hygiene Assistant

Years in Dentistry: Since 2020
Education: Associate of applied science TMCC
Favorite Part of My Job: My co-workers who make coming to work fun! I also love meeting each patient and learning their unique stories as I get to know them.
Hobbies/ Pastimes: I love doing anything that gets me out of my usual daily routine, such as Camping, Hiking, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family.
Other: I moved to the Northern Nevada area when I was 2 years old, then moved to Reno for college and have grown to really love the Reno community. I haven’t been in dentistry for nearly as long as my co-workers, but I absolutely love it!

Craig - Dental Hygienist

Years in Dentistry: Since 2017
Education: Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV
Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene Class of 2017
Favorite Part of My Job: Building relationships with all the amazing patients that I meet on a daily basis and providing them with the highest quality of care to give them the best dental experience possible.
Hobbies/ Pastimes: I enjoy anything that involves being active such as snowboarding, kickboxing and working out in general and most importantly I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.
Other: I was born and raised here in Reno, NV and I can’t imagine ever leaving this place!

Lupe - Dental Hygienist

Years in Dentistry: Since 2004
Education: TMCC-RDH
Favorite Part of My Job: I love to talk; interacting with my patients is my favorite part.
Hobbies/ Pastimes: When I have the time, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, camping, or traveling. I mostly stay at home and watch T.V.
Other: I was born in Winnemucca, NV, and moved to Reno to pursue my degree. I graduated from TMCC hygiene in 2015. My husband and I have been Pre-High school sweethearts and have 2 kids. One girl, one boy, and 2 large dog fur kids who always keep me busy.

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